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Today's News

  • Fishing Report 03-30-12

    Catches of the Week

     

    Heron Lake: March 21, Frank Ortiz caught a 10-pound lake trout. He was using a horsehead jig.

    Quemado Lake: March 23, Hamp Vandever of Thoreau caught a 20-inch rainbow trout. He was using salmon eggs.

    Elephant Butte Lake: March 25, Aaron Smith of Los Lunas caught and released a 4.19-pound largemouth bass. He was using a jerk bait.

     

  • High court has options on health care law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The arguments are done and the case has been submitted, as Chief Justice John Roberts says at the end of every Supreme Court argument. Now the justices will wrestle with what to do with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. They have a range of options, from upholding the law to striking it down in its entirety. The court also could avoid deciding the law's constitutionality at all, although that prospect seems remote after this week's arguments.

    A look at six potential outcomes, from the simplest to the most complicated possible rulings:

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  • US consumer spending up 0.8 pct., but income lags

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers boosted their spending in February by the most in seven months. But Americans' income barely grew, and the saving rate fell to its lowest point in more than two years.

    The Commerce Department said Friday that consumer spending rose 0.8 percent last month. Income grew 0.2 percent, matching January's weak increase. And when taking inflation into account, income after taxes fell for a second straight month.

  • Nuclear Watch files suit against NNSA -- Court docs attached

    Nuclear Watch New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against the National Nuclear Security Administration under the Freedom of Information Act, in the federal district court of New Mexico.
    Nuclear Watch is looking to obtain the NNSA’s “Performance Evaluation Report” that awarded Los Alamos National Security $72.1 million in profit for FY 2009. The NNSA also is trying to compel the government to release its FY 2011 Performance Evaluation Reports for all eight NNSA nuclear weapons sites.
    The NNSA awarded it $83.7 million in bonuses for FY 2011.

  • House passes Republican budget plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed an election-year, $3.5 trillion budget through the House on Thursday that relies on biting spending cuts and a revamping of Medicare to curb massive federal deficits, drawing a sharp contrast with how President Barack Obama and Democrats would tackle the nation's fiscal problems.

    House passage came on a near party-line, 228-191 vote. With its doom guaranteed in the Democratic-run Senate, the House measure was essentially a political stage on which Republicans showed voters how they would run Washington if they win control in the November elections — and Democrats fired back by doing the same.

  • ROTC takes top honors at Navy Championships

    The Los Alamos Precision Rifle team is shown with the winning trophy and a $1,000 check from the Civilian Marksmanship Program for taking top honors at the Navy Championships in February. The team prepared for the All-Service Championships in Anniston, Ala., which started March 22. The primary team members are Jodi Cull-Host, Cory Aslin, Tessa Snyder, John Gibson and alternate Noah Marriott.

  • LAMS students show LA they care

    On March 10, the Los Alamos Middle School Student Council put on a fundraising event. Communities members piled into the Reel Deal Theater in the early morning to watch Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax.” The council raised almost $600 and then donated the money to LA Cares.

  • Applications being accepted

    The Building Kindness Program of Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for its home repair program. Applicants must provide proof of need, own or pay a mortgage on their home, be willing to help the volunteers, reimburse Habitat for materials and live in the areas of Española or Los Alamos.   
    Drop by the Habitat ReStore in Española at 726 N. Riverside Dr. for an application, or call 505-901-7689 for more information.
    Applications are also available in Los Alamos at Self Help 662-0107.

  • Be There 03-29-12

    Today
    CANCELED: The LAHS NJROTC will host a barbecue brisket dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Posse Lodge on North Mesa. Dinner includes brisket, potato salad, vegetable, a roll, drink and dessert fro $10 per plate.

    Friday
    Fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Dinner includes fried fish, coleslaw, rice and dessert. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children and may be purchased at the door or through the IHM Youth Office. Proceeds benefit the IHM Honduras Missionaries, the Knights of Columbus and the Youth Work camp.

    Sunday

  • Update 03-29-12

    Kiwanis

     Environmental scientist Chick Keller will discuss PEEC Earth Day events scheduled April 21 and the Nature Center capital improvement project at the weekly Kiwanis meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Masonic temple.

    Bulk pickup

    Brush and bulk item collection will take place from 8 a.m. April 2 to 4 p.m. April 6. Items must be out by 8 a.m. April 2 for townsite residents with Monday or Tuesday trash service.

    March on Hunger